4.3.16Tags antilibrary, Brain Pickings, library, Maria Popova, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan, Umberto Eco
"...a private library is not an ego-boosting appendage but a research tool. Read books are far less valuable than unread ones. The library should contain as much of what you do not know as your financial means, mortgage rates, and the currently tight real-estate market allows you to put there."
The full, fascinating article: https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/03/24/umberto-eco-antilibrary/